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Memory Dump Analysis Anthology, Volume 7 by Dmitry Vostokov

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Critical Stack Trace

This pattern addresses abnormal behavior such as page fault processing or any other critical system activity that is waiting for too long. Such activity is either finishes quickly or leads to normal bugcheck processing code. For example, this thread is stuck in page fault processing for 32 minutes while loading a resource:

THREAD fffffa80f0603c00  Cid 376.3d6  Teb: 000007fffffd6000 Win32Thread: fffff900c09e0640 WAIT:
(Executive) KernelMode Non-Alertable
[...]
Wait Start TickCount      6281298        Ticks: 123391 (0:00:32:04.102) [...] Child-SP RetAddr Call Site fffff880`3fc99030 fffff800`01882bd2 nt!KiSwapContext+0×7a fffff880`3fc99170 fffff800`01893f8f nt!KiCommitThreadWait+0×1d2 fffff880`3fc99200 fffff880`016283ff nt!KeWaitForSingleObject+0×19f ...

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